Exploring the History and Culture of Ear Gauging

If you’re considering getting ear gauges, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all your options. Not only do you have to choose what size gauge is right for you, but also the style and material of your earrings. With so many choices available, it can be tough to know where to start. Here’s a guide on how to choose the best size and style of ear gauges for your unique needs.

Choosing the Right Size Gauge for Your Ears

The first step in choosing the right size gauge for your ears is determining what size gauge is best for you. There are a variety of sizes available ranging from tiny plugs that measure just 0-6mm, all the way up to large plugs that measure up to 16mm or larger. The most common sizes range from 6-12mm. It’s important to note that while many people prefer larger gauges, smaller sizes are often easier on the earlobes and can be more comfortable.

When selecting your gauge size, keep in mind that each size can take anywhere from two weeks to several months to heal completely. This means that if you choose a larger plug size, it may take several months before it heals completely and you can wear a different plug size in that same earring hole. So if you plan on changing up your look often, then starting with a smaller gauge might be better suited for your needs.

Choosing a Style and Material

Now that you’ve selected a size, it’s time to decide on style and material. There are numerous styles available including organic materials such as wood, horn, bone and stone; metal styles including stainless steel and titanium; acrylic plug styles; as well as jeweled plugs in various colors and shapes. When choosing an organic material keep in mind that they may require extra care when cleaning or storing them since they are more prone to cracking or breaking than metal or acrylic styles. Metal styles tend to be more durable than organic materials but can still cause skin irritation if not properly cared for or cleaned regularly. Acrylic plugs are lightweight which makes them very comfortable but they also require regular cleaning with warm water and soap as dirt can build up quickly causing irritation or infection if left unchecked. Jeweled plugs come in a variety of colors and designs which make them perfect for those who seek out unique looks without sacrificing comfort or quality.Finally when making any decision about what type of plug is best for you always remember safety first! Make sure whatever product you use is made with high quality materials free from toxins such as nickel or lead which could potentially cause skin irritation or even infection!

Conclusions: By taking the time to research different sizes and styles of ear gauges before purchasing them, you can ensure that whatever choice you make will fit comfortably on your ears while also looking stylish too! Whether you opt for small simple studs or large colorfuljeweled ones there is something out there perfect for everyone! So go ahead give yourself permission take some time find the right pair just like any other piece fashion – after all…it’s an accessory express yourself! Whichever route decide take safety should always come first so make sure purchase products made high quality materials free from toxins such as nickel lead which could potentially cause skin irritation even infection! Happy piercing!